Summer vacation is the best way to beat the heat of the hot summer season and spend some quality time with the family. Temperature in summer in India can score half century! And thus, cool places and mountainous regions come to the rescue, so visiting Hill Stations is the best option with their pleasant weather during summers. Going to the south India or beaches is a big no. Plan you trip where you get the best river rafting, trekking clubs, Snow worlds and you can view the best scenic views in those places.
Kashmir is ideal destination for summer vacation in India for family, friends or for romantic trip, there is no substitute to the Himalayas. The Dal lake, Sonmarg in Kashmir offers the golden view to the world of the hills and have a beautiful landscape. Summer is the best time to visit some of the places which may otherwise be unbearable for some due to the extreme cold.
2. Leh Ladakh
Leh is right at the top of the list of the best places to visit in summers in India. It is the coolest place in India in Summer as its mountains dominate the landscape around the Leh as it is at an altitude of 3,500m. There are a number of package available for 7/8 nights. A must see in India and ideal to visit during summers.
In Shimla summers remain from March to June, with very pleasing weather and temperature ranging between 15°C to 30°C, when the weather appears to be amazing as you only have to wear light woolens in the evenings. Nestled in the Himalayas at an elevation of more than 7000 feet above sea level, this hill station gives all a reason to rejoice.
Dharamshala being an hill station in Himachal Pradesh is perfect to beat the scorching heat. It’s also the ideal time for trekking tours on scenic trails dotted with flowers in full bloom. During Feb. and July Dharamshala attracts tourist from across the globe. As most tourists prefer going to Dharamshala at this time so it’s also the most crowded in summers.
Darjeeling is one of the prettiest hill stations in India located in northern part of West Bengal. If you want to go Darjeeling then go before mid June, peak season is from Feburary to May after that it’s bad as lot of landslide, flood, rain.
6. Mussoorie – queen of hills
Mussoorie situated at a height of 2005 mts from sea level is a place famous for its scenic view of both Himalayan and doon valley at the same time. During Spring it is full of flower bloom and summers are cool and can be joyfully visited as weather is shiny, pleasant and very romantic.
One of the popular summer holiday spot in North India is Manali in Himachal Pradesh. Nestled amidst the Pir Panjal and Dauladhar range of Himalayas offering spectacular views, gurgling water streams and an array of mountain adventure makes Manali one of the finest all season tourist destinations in India.
Nanital is the best place to visit in summers with cool weather and great scenary, surrounded with lakes and nature’s bounty. The weather is pleasant during the day but in night you will need thin sweaters or shawls or a jacket.
The best season to visit Sikkim is during the months of February to June after that the monsoon sets in. Large section of tourists generally visit in the months of May-June when you can have a relaxing holiday in Sikkim.
Tawang is one of the most sought –after destinations in summer in India ideally visited in May and June before the arrival of Monsoon. It is better to avoid visiting Tawang during Monsoon (July-August) due to landslides.